Shreve Memorial Library’s mobile makerspace, the Make & Go, is bringing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning to library branches throughout Caddo Parish. This month, the SML Make & Go is inviting children ages 8 years and older to get ready for “Lights. Camera. Action!” with stop-motion LEGO workshops. The workshops will be held at Shreve Memorial Library branches starting October 12.
Children will learn the basics of stop-motion animation, a filmmaking technique where objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames. When the frames are played back consecutively, the objects appear to have movement and thus become animated. Children will learn the basics of this animation technique to bring their LEGOs to life.
Throughout the month of October, the SML Make & Go team will visit Shreve Memorial Library branches to offer these stop-motion LEGO workshops to Shreve Memorial Library patrons. The workshops are designed for children ages 8 years and older. Workshops are scheduled as follows:
All workshops are free and open to the public, however space is limited and registration is required. In addition, face masks and social distancing are required. Registration for the program can be completed in person at one of the Shreve Memorial Library branches listed above.
Shreve Memorial Library’s Make & Go is a fully equipped makerspace on wheels bringing the latest in STEAM programming to communities throughout Caddo Parish. The Make & Go provides STEAM programming on the go, traveling to outreach events, the library’s 21 branches, SPAR Recreation Centers, and more. Materials for use with the Make & Go include laptops, iPads, 3D printer and scanner, robotics, building sets, portable hotspots, arts and crafts supplies, SNAP circuits, and sewing and embroidery tools. The Make & Go is customizable to meet STEAM learning needs.